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5:15 PM ET, April 26, 2010

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Gizmodo:
Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers  —  Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers.  —  They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo.
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Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Cops Bust Into Gizmodo Editor's Home And Seize Computers, Documents In iPhone Probe (AAPL)  —  Police raided Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home in Fremont, Calif. last week, seizing computers and other gadgets, as detectives probe how the gadget blog editor obtained an Apple iPhone prototype …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Kotaku
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
Gawker Media Believes Police Violated Journalist Shield Law …
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:   Here's The Cop Who Broke Into Gizmodo Editor's House In iPhone Search-And-Seizure
Google Nexus One:
An update on Nexus One partnerships  —  When we launched Nexus One in January, we announced partnerships with Vodafone in Europe and Verizon Wireless in the US.  We have news on both fronts.  —  Today, Vodafone begins accepting pre-orders for Nexus One from customers in the United Kingdom …
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Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Verizon Doesn't Plan to Distribute Google's Nexus Phone  —  Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, retreated from plans to offer service for Google Inc.'s Nexus One phone, saying it will focus on other Android-powered handsets instead.  —  Until this morning …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Google Nexus One Gone From Verizon Lineup  —  Many Nexus One fans have been watching the Google Nexus One web site to see when the dreaded “coming soon” to Verizon message would go away and the phone would be available for order.  That may not ever happen as a check today shows the Google Nexus …
Dilbert.com Blog:
That Lost 4G Phone  —  Two questions I am often asked:  — How far in advance do you work?  — How quickly can you publish a comic on a current event?  —  Today I will indirectly answer both questions by talking about something else entirely.  I assume you've all been following …
Ashvin Kumar / The Blippy Blog:
Blippy Issues, Resolutions, Plan  —  It has been a rocky weekend for Blippy.  The weekend began with a front page article in the New York Times announcing our Series A financing.  The elation didn't last long.  A few hours later, reports surfaced about the discovery of credit card numbers within Google's cached search results.
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Mint founder Aaron Patzer makes a slight jab at Blippy's privacy woes
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Facebook privacy hole ‘lets you see where strangers plan to go’  —  Developer says new API lets you query social network's databases - and there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it off  —  Facebook's new system for connecting together the web seems to have a serious privacy hole, a web developer has discovered.
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Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
RIM announces the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G  —  So check it out... RIM's huge BlackBerry hullabaloo, Wireless Enterprise Symposium, or “WES”, officially kicks off tomorrow in sunny Orlando, but that didn't stop the Waterloo folks from busting out two — count 'em, two — hot new smartphones prior to all of the festivities.
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Penry Price / Inside AdWords:
A new approach to how we work with advertising agencies  —  Cross posted from the Official Google Blog:  —  As the advertising industry has grown and evolved, so too has our relationship with advertising agencies.  These companies, from SEMs to the largest traditional agencies …
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Google To Eliminate Agency Search Fees, Launches ‘Certified’ Program
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Wi-Fi Sync: wirelessly sync the iPhone with iTunes... in your dreams (video)  —  Hey iPhone, welcome to 2007.  Following Opera's script in building grassroots hysteria to goad Apple into approving a contentious app, developer Greg Hughes is teasing a video of his Wi-Fi Sync app to the peoples of planet internet.
DigiTimes:
Nook outnumbers Kindle in March, says Digitimes Research  —  Manufacturers' e-book reader shipments to Barnes & Noble surpassed those to Amazon in March 2010, as demand for nook was picking up, according to Digitimes Research.  —  Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo cited figures …
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
U.S. Senator urges FTC to regulate social net privacy  —  Sen. Schumer says Facebook, Twitter need guidelines about user privacy  —  Computerworld - A U.S. Senator is urging the Federal Trade Commission to set privacy guidelines for social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
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Austin Haugen / Facebook Blog:
Answers to Your Questions on Personalized Web Tools  —  We've had an amazing response to our announcements from last week as more and more people engage with social and personalized experiences on other websites and services.  We've also heard many questions and wanted to answer the most common ones …
Discussion: Digits and Technologizer
Brian McClendon / The Official Google Blog:
Earthly pleasures come to Maps  —  Earth Day may have just passed, but the Google Earth team loves it too much to let it go.  So we've found our own special way to celebrate Earth Day (a little late) by making an announcement that we've been working toward for a long time: Earth view in Google Maps.
Discussion: Google LatLong and The Next Web
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Video Ad Startup FreeWheel Raises $16.8M From Turner, Disney And Others  —  Video advertising company FreeWheel has raised $16.8 million in funding from Disney's Steamboat Ventures, and existing investors, including Turner Broadcasting System, Battery Ventures, and Foundation Capital.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Street View Adds Local Business Listings  —  Last week, the newly renamed Google Places added a ton of features to help local businesses create a directory page right on Google.  Today, Google's Street View is joining the party by showing links to local business listings right in Street View.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Motorola Dumping Google's Built-In Location Feature For Skyhook On Android Phones (MOT, GOOG)  —  A nice win for Boston-based mobile location company Skyhook Wireless: Motorola will build Skyhook's location service into “much” of its Google Android-based phone lineup worldwide, replacing Google's built-in location service.
Reuters:
Pirates rewrite script for Apple's China iPad launch  —  (Reuters) - Just three weeks after the global launch, bootleg versions of Apple Inc's hot-selling iPad tablet PCs have begun showing up on the shelves of online and real-world shops in piracy-prone China.
 
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Microsoft, Mozilla, and Opera team up on Web font standard
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Apple-part-owned Imagination teams with MIPS in blow to ARM,
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
The Wall Street Journal Partners with Foursquare
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